Fees & Expenses

How much will it cost you to do your MBA at IMD?

Fees & Expenses

How much will it cost you to do your MBA at IMD?

Maximize your ROI

The IMD MBA offers a personalized leadership development experience that prepares you for key roles in business and society and equips you for future challenges in a rapidly evolving world.

Forbes consistently ranks our full-time program number 1 based on the highest average salary five years after graduation. We help you to reposition yourself on your future career path and establish lifelong ties with our global executive network.

Tuition & fees

Tuition for the year is CHF 80,000
Additional mandatory fees of CHF 17,500 cover all program and project-related expenses for the year as well as access to IMD’s world-class campus facilities and services. Including:

• Pre-program course

• Travel & accommodation for all IMD-organized projects (including Discovery Expeditions)

• Leadership & career coaching, including 20 hours with a personal analyst

• All books & learning materials, personalized business cards

• Fully equipped MBA-dedicated study rooms

• Weekday on-campus 3-course lunch, cafeteria/terrace with unlimited tea & coffee

• Clubs and Committees, MBAT inscription, & IMD gym facilities

• Relocation & visa assistance with the Swiss bureaucratic system

• MBA-dedicated relaxation area

Payment schedule

Installment deadlines

Amount

1st installment/deposit
Due within 2-4 weeks of receiving an admissions offer,
your non-refundable 1st installment guarantees your seat in the following year’s program

CHF 15,000

2nd installment: 30 September
Applicants from our September deadline will need to pay the 2nd installment at the same time as the 1st

CHF 17,500

3rd installment: 28 February

CHF 40,000

4th installment: 30 April

CHF 25,000


Loans are typically disbursed in time for the 3rd and 4th installments, therefore you will need to cover the two first deadlines yourself.

All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.

If you are transferring international funds, Flywire or Wise (formally Transferwise) might be helpful. These orientation videos guide Flywire users through the process: English video / Chinese video.

Personal expenses

Housing and living expenses vary according to your lifestyle. The average for a single person is CHF 36,000, although this can be reduced if you share accommodation.

If you come to IMD with your family, you will need to increase your overall budget depending on the number and ages of those accompanying you.

The below table gives you an overview of the basic living costs based on MBA feedback and budgets required by Swiss authorities (currency: CHF). Download the full 2023 basic living costs document.

Single

Couple

Family

Apartment

20,335

30,335

35,335

Swiss authorities*

599

754

864

Insurances**

1,386

5,587

9,307

Other expenses

13,680

18,324

24,494

*Registration and residence tax (Higher registration fees apply to non-European nationals)
**Insurances include Health & Accident / Liability + Content / Fire